Organizing any kind of trip requires a lot of time and planning, especially if you are traveling with your entire family. Planning a trip to another continent to some faraway country takes it all the difficulties to a whole new level. Don’t worry we are here to help you. We have made a short guide to things you should know if you want to spend your next holiday in Sri Lanka.
If you are a hiking addict, then you should visit the Ella region. Little Adam’s Peak is a great trek if you want to enjoy a breath-taking sunset and see numerous tea plantations on your way. The trek is very well marked and the paths and steps are well maintained, and there are multiple platforms and rocks where you can stop to rest and make some beautiful photos to remember the journey. Also, you can go on a tour with a local guide and see Ella Rock and the Nine Arch Bridge. If you want to spend an active vacation then this should be on the top of your list.
One of the most famous tourist attractions in the whole world is the Kandy to Ella train journey. This 5-hour trip will take you through villages and tea plantations and you will have the opportunity to sit, sip your favorite drink and relax enjoying the view of wonderful natural sights. Have you seen all those mesmerizing photos of people hanging out of the train surrounded by forest and farms in the distance? They were all taken on this tour. You can have one of your own just you have to be super careful, of course.
Furthermore, you should plan to spend an entire day on the safari. Find the best local tour, get into open-top jeeps and see all the animals in their natural habitat. Nothing can top the experience of seeing a herd of elephants just relaxing in the wilderness. There are many national parks in Sri Lanka that you can visit, and they will all provide a one-of-a-kind experience, so you should do a research and find the one according to your liking before the trip.
In addition, there is more to Sri Lanka then hiking and safari. You have to try national cuisine and stroll through local markets. Taste some exotic fruit and purchase handicrafts to take back home. What’s more, you have to try Arrack, a national drink that is made from coconut flowers and tastes a bit like rum.
These are somethings you can experience on your holiday, but we have to mention some practical things you have to do while planning your vacation. Clearly, we are talking about a visa. You can apply for it online via visit-sri-lanka.net. All you have to do is to fill an application form, make an online payment, and you will receive your visa via e-mail within 72 hours. This goes without saying, but you have to confirm that you fulfill all the requirements (this list of which you can find on the above-mentioned website).
All in all, as you can see, Sri Lanka is a paradise for tourists, and you are definitely going to have the time of your life on this trip.